Senior Software Engineer, Hybrid Cloud

San Francisco, California

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About Sentry

Bad software is everywhere, and we’re tired of it. Sentry is on a mission to help developers write better software faster, so we can get back to enjoying technology.

With more than $217 million in funding and 85,000 organizations that believe we’re on to something, we're building performance and error monitoring tools that help companies like Disney, Microsoft, and Atlassian spend less time fixing bugs and more time building products. If you like to selfishly build things that make your digital life better, come help us build the next generation of software monitoring tools.

About the role

As a Senior Engineer on the Hybrid Cloud team you’ll be working with a team of seasoned engineers to drive one of Sentry’s strategic initiatives oriented at opening new markets and enabling our largest customers with data residency. Our work involves safely transforming the open source Sentry application into a performant, large scale, and globally distributed system. We work closely with our other product and operations teams to ensure our application remains performant while guaranteeing the safety and locality of customer data.

In this role you will

  • Deliver solutions end to end from technical design to production that support migrating Sentry’s applications from a single region to multiple regions
  • Touch almost every aspect of the open source and proprietary Sentry application (Python, ReactJS, Postgres, Kafka, Redis, etc)
  • Work with our Operations and Dev Infra teams to create the automated tooling and instrumentation to support managing Sentry’s globally distributed systems (deployments, migrations, etc)
  • Solve complex trans-oceanic data consistency problems
  • Optimize the performance of our regionally deployed applications to give our customers the best possible experience
  • Enable running Sentry managed instances on customer owned hardware

You’ll love this job if you

  • Can list all the Postgres transaction isolation levels
  • Learn and understand complex systems quickly and enjoy touching many parts of a large application
  • Like working on application libraries, building framework abstractions and supporting infrastructure
  • Enjoy being part of a strong and productive technical team


  • 6+ years experience as a software engineer working on large scale distributed systems
  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, or related field
  • Operational familiarity with cloud infrastructure/Infrastructure as a Service platforms (e.g., AWS or GCP), Docker, Kubernetes
  • Have a strong grasp on Python, Django (or similar REST frameworks) and React, bonus points for experience with TypeScript

COVID Vaccine Required - Reasonable Accommodations for Medical or Religious Reasons Considered

The base salary range (or hourly wage range, if applicable) that Sentry reasonably expects to pay for this position is $80,000 to $220,000. A successful candidate’s actual base salary (or hourly wage) amount will be determined by a variety of relevant factors including, without limitation, the candidate’s work location, education, work and other relevant experience, skills, and job-related knowledge. A successful candidate will be eligible to participate in Sentry’s employee benefit plans/programs applicable to the candidate’s position (including incentive compensation, equity grants, paid time off, and group health insurance coverage). See Sentry Benefits for more details about the Company’s benefit plans/programs.

Equal Opportunity at Sentry

Sentry is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to its employees and candidates for employment regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, veteran status, or other legally-protected characteristic. This commitment includes the provision of reasonable accommodations to employees and candidates for employment with physical or mental disabilities who require such accommodations in order to (a) perform the essential functions of their jobs, or (b) seek employment with Sentry. We strive to build a diverse team, with an inclusive culture where every teammate can thrive. Sentry is an open-source company because we believe that everyone, everywhere, should have the ability and tools to make great software. Software should be accessible. That starts with making our industry accessible.

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